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Where Do Carpenter Bees Go in the Winter?

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Where Do Carpenter Bees Go in the Winter?

Where Do Carpenter Bees Live in Winter? For those who are afflicted by carpenter bees, they seem to be a constant annoyance all spring and summer. But where do they go during the cold winter months? You may be surprised to learn that carpenter bees hibernate in their nests during the winter. Carpenter Bee Winter Hibernation Habits As spring begins, so does the life cycle of a carpenter bee. Young adult carpenter bees emerge from their hibernation ready to mate, and create a new nest all their own – this is the best time to hang your carpenter bee trap!...

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4th of July – Enjoy the Outdoors

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4th of July – Enjoy the Outdoors

Everyone enjoys being outdoors on the 4th of July and one of the few things that can spoil the fun are those pesky carpenter bees. Nothing is worse than having carpenter bees flying around you and your guests as you’re trying to grill and enjoy the patio. To help ensure carpenter bees won’t ruin your holiday plans, we’re having a 4th of July sale where everything is 15% off sitewide! Just use discount code FOURTH at checkout, valid 6/30 through 7/5. Happy 4th of July Everyone! Featured Products: NEW! Insect Zapper Racket is great for protecting your home from carpenter...

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Solitary Bees: “Busy As Can Bee” Pollinators?

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Solitary Bees: “Busy As Can Bee” Pollinators?

The majority of the bee population in the United States falls into the “solitary bee” category. This includes mason bees, mining bees, carpenter bees, digger bees and several others. Many, but not all solitary bees are harmless. Some can be efficient pollinators, and others can be a real problem. Carpenter Bee Argument Some solitary bees, such as the carpenter bee, can become a real nuisance to have in your backyard. They drill holes into porches, decks, or anywhere on your property that may have dead wood. In addition, many people will argue that carpenter bees are not the pollinator others...

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Great Gifts for the Mom that Loves Being Outside

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Great Gifts for the Mom that Loves Being Outside

Where would any of us be without our Moms? Best Bee Brothers thinks that Moms really are the best, so don’t settle on getting her anything less! Give mom what she really wants - peace and quiet! With the beautiful spring weather here let her enjoy outdoor space free of carpenter bees. Best Bee Brother’s line of carpenter bee traps and accessories have the perfect tools to truly give mom a protected outdoor oasis. To help give her everything she needs we are offering 20% off every item in our store 5/1 - 5/15 with our discount code MothersDay2017. Featured...

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Do Carpenter Bees Sting / Are They Aggressive?

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Do Carpenter Bees Sting / Are They Aggressive?

Do Wood Bees Sting? The simple answer is yes. Carpenter bees, sometimes called wood bees, sting. Female carpenter bees can sting; however, they are unlikely to do so. Speaking from experience, it can be quite painful! However, this painful defense is only given to the female carpenter bees -- often described as ‘wood bees’ by some. Since the male’s main duty is to protect the nest while the female builds it, you are more likely to interact with male carpenter bees. Ironically, as the protector, the male bee is not equipped with a stinger. Instead, he uses his substantial frame to...

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